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In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything "right" and raise up "good" children, it's easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas.

In this life-giving book, Paul Tripp offers parents much more than a to-do list. Instead, he presents us with a big-picture view of God's plan for us as parents. Outlining 14 foundational principles centered on the gospel, he shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God - grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents.

Freed from the burden of trying to manufacture life-change in our children's hearts, we can embrace a grand perspective of parenting overflowing with vision, purpose, and joy.

©2016 Paul David Tripp (P)2016 Paul David Tripp

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Backbone book for Christian Parenting

Every christian parent should read this book. It is biblically sound and it really has the ability to make a "heavy burden light". It will change your worldview and the Peace of Jesus will be released in Your hear. Most of all Your Children will be blessed and God Glorified. Read it read it read it!

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An invaluable resource for all Christian parents

This book is a wonderful reminder of the fact that God is our wonderful heavenly parent and we are his children. We parent in his power under his authority with his grace and mercy and we seek daily to point our kids to the one they truly need!

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  • scroydon
  • 19-04-17

Grace over Anger is His Perfection

Tripp's theology is so different from mine and yet so compelling. Grace is Good.


My attention to this work was immediately as I read through each chapter's heading and synopsis. Tripp's approach in parenting through grace is Biblically sound. Our Father changes us within through grace and conviction and so it is grace and conviction through Him that changes our children. We are to be His ambassadors of change in the lives of our children and grandchildren and others for that matter. Thank you Dr.Tripp!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-11-17

Essential read for parents!

Loved it! I highly recommend this book for parents! it will change the way you parent and see and handle your kids from a God perspective! Theological yet practical.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-11-17

Amazing and enlightening! A MUST read!

This is such an amazing book! It was encouraging to hear that Gospel centered living doesn't stop at parenting and that it's okay to live with a heart of humility with your children as well. In my culture elders are right and if they're not it's ignored, I didn't/don't want to be that patent. I want my children to love Jesus not just while they're in my house but when they leave, this book was a great reminder of the need to reflect Christ's love & grace in ALL areas of my life but enforced how important it is to do so with my children. I intend on rereading this book as often as possible!

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  • R. Sutherland
  • 26-10-17

Best parenting book I have read/listened to

This book challenged me as a parent in so many ways. It drew me closer to my God and Savior as a parent. It pointed with every phrase at the issue of our heart instead of ways to modify behavior. This book is filled with cutting words written and spoken with nothing but love and compassion and grace and mercy. It brings needed, godly correction tenderly.

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  • Lona S. Buggs
  • 03-10-17

Good for all stages of parenting.

Make sure you get through the entire book. So as to not take the author's message out of context. I am thankful for this book.

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  • erin
  • 17-09-17

Best parenting book ever!!!

This book is truly life changing! I Highly recommend!!! The best advice I've ever heard.

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  • Rebecca
  • 29-08-17

Parenting based on The Goal

We are God's ambassadors to our children faithfully explaining the gospel, through grace based opportunities that otherwise might be considered annoying problems.

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  • The Carrillos
  • 26-08-17

Must Read- a Phenomenal Gift to Parents!

One, I liked that the narrator sounded like Paul Tripp- this was an awesome coincidence! Two, so, so, so much wisdom I have been putting to practice with my 15 month old and almost-five year old. The heart- focusing on prayerfully guided our children to understand their heart in its sinful state and their great need to repent and find forgiveness and transformation through our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus! I am purchasing a copy of this book so I can flip through its pages and highlight the points that I want to refer to again and again, as well as share with other moms!

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  • Eduardo Orellana
  • 17-07-17

Best parenting book

The best parenting book I've ever heard.
It uses The Bible teachings in an extraordinary way.

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  • Christian
  • 02-07-17

Gospel

This book pointed me to the Bible and Jesus through every chapter!

My wife and I need Jesus, and my boys need Jesus; we all need Jesus, but we forget we need Jesus, and this book reminds that we all need Jesus!

I would give it to any person because they will hear the good new of Jesus. I would definitely give it to a parent because it portrays Jesus as the only answer to life's issues, and Jesus is really the only answer to life's issues!

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